Obama Picks Black Alabama Doctor To Be Surgeon General

Jul 14, 2009 Full story: voices.washingtonpost.com 43

By Michael D. Shear

President Obama has chosen Regina Benjamin, a family physician from Alabama, to be the next Surgeon General, filling a key public health post ahead of an expected surge in the H1N1 flu next fall.

Benjamin gained fame through her public efforts to rebuild her rural health clinic after Hurricane Katrina devastated it. She founded the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in 1990 and rebuilt it after the hurricane.

Benjamin has also served as the first black woman to head the State of Alabama Medical Association and was associate dean for rural health at the University of South Alabama's College of Medicine.

Obama announced her his intent to nominate her at a Rose Garden event this morning in which he also spoke of the challenges and need for health care reform. Full Story
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Tim John

Spokane, WA

#1 Jul 14, 2009
Excellent pick Barack, you clearly have a good feel for great talent...
MzCaligirl

Watseka, IL

#2 Jul 14, 2009
This lady sounds very qualified. I'm glad he picked her.

“THE HIGH COUNTRY”

Since: Jun 09

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#3 Jul 14, 2009
Six months in and he FINALLY names a SG? Good thing that Swine Flu bug was overblown.

Now we'll find out if she is up to date on HER taxes , as many of his picks haven't been.

Since: May 09

Sacramento, CA

#4 Jul 14, 2009
Yet another prominent position for an African American to go along with the other minorities he's placed.

C-H-A-N-G-E

(whether you like it or not)

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#5 Jul 14, 2009
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
Six months in and he FINALLY names a SG? Good thing that Swine Flu bug was overblown.
Now we'll find out if she is up to date on HER taxes , as many of his picks haven't been.
Well, he can't make all his picks in one day, dummy. These post take time. Another Obama hater. You people never give up, do you?
JadeP

United States

#6 Jul 14, 2009
spikewebbe wrote:
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Well, he can't make all his picks in one day, dummy. These post take time. Another Obama hater. You people never give up, do you?
Why can't someone be an Obama hater?? Lord knows, there were/are plenty of Bush haters. NO body is liked by everyone, are they.

“THE HIGH COUNTRY”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#7 Jul 14, 2009
spikewebbe wrote:
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Well, he can't make all his picks in one day, dummy. These post take time. Another Obama hater. You people never give up, do you?
Well maybe if he spent a little more time HERE instead of trying to be (self-appointed) "President of the World" and travelling all over the place he would have come up with one months ago.

As for me simply QUESTIONING his Highness and one of his decisions , it's called DISSENT....look into it.
Trufax

Manhattan, IL

#8 Jul 14, 2009
Has she paid her taxes? Democrats and Obama appointees in particular seem to have a difficult time paying their income taxes even when they are the head of the IRS.

Since: May 09

Sacramento, CA

#9 Jul 14, 2009
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
<quoted text> Well maybe if he spent a little more time HERE instead of trying to be (self-appointed) "President of the World" and travelling all over the place he would have come up with one months ago.
Ooooohhhhh.... You mean traveling the word REPAIRING the RIDICULOUS reputation of the US because of B.....?(I forget the guys name)

“THE DEVIL”

Since: Jun 09

I AM WHATEVER YOU SAY I AM

#10 Jul 14, 2009
Trufax wrote:
Has she paid her taxes? Democrats and Obama appointees in particular seem to have a difficult time paying their income taxes even when they are the head of the IRS.
That's Bush's fault!
Da 9th Element

AOL

#11 Jul 14, 2009
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
<quoted text> Well maybe if he spent a little more time HERE instead of trying to be (self-appointed) "President of the World" and travelling all over the place he would have come up with one months ago.
As for me simply QUESTIONING his Highness and one of his decisions , it's called DISSENT....look into it.
Bush and his allies have done tremendous damage to America, correlating the international political scene. Obama has to restore this.
shawnee

Mount Holly, NJ

#12 Jul 14, 2009
someone check her diploma make sure it's real

“THE HIGH COUNTRY”

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#13 Jul 14, 2009
Doby wrote:
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Ooooohhhhh.... You mean traveling the word REPAIRING the RIDICULOUS reputation of the US because of B.....?(I forget the guys name)
Yeah , that ever important relationship with Ghana had to repaired , with all that Bush did to screw that up.

Did you notice how the MORE IMPORTANT midweek trip to Russia received little to no play in the media? I guess only the places where the idiot masses show up do we hear about it. Obama went over there trying to throw his weight around and Vlad and Dmitri told him basically to go FOOK himself LOL!!

Since: May 09

Sacramento, CA

#14 Jul 14, 2009
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
Obama went over there trying to throw his weight around and Vlad and Dmitri told him basically to go FOOK himself LOL!!
You and I both know that's not true. Now should I post what took place or will you be honest? Your choice....

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#15 Jul 14, 2009
JadeP wrote:
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Why can't someone be an Obama hater?? Lord knows, there were/are plenty of Bush haters. NO body is liked by everyone, are they.
At least Bush was given a chance before people started hating him. Obama wasn't even moved into the White House before people were hating on him.

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#16 Jul 14, 2009
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
<quoted text> Well maybe if he spent a little more time HERE instead of trying to be (self-appointed) "President of the World" and travelling all over the place he would have come up with one months ago.
As for me simply QUESTIONING his Highness and one of his decisions , it's called DISSENT....look into it.
Obama never appointed himself as "President of the World". That's a term that people who don't like Obama coined. And traveling to other countries IS part of being president of the United States. Is Obama has jam on his toast instead of jelly, do you question that also? Is that called DISSENT also? It seems that you never give up on Obama.
MzCalifgirl

Watseka, IL

#17 Jul 14, 2009
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah , that ever important relationship with Ghana had to repaired , with all that Bush did to screw that up.
Did you notice how the MORE IMPORTANT midweek trip to Russia received little to no play in the media? I guess only the places where the idiot masses show up do we hear about it. Obama went over there trying to throw his weight around and Vlad and Dmitri told him basically to go FOOK himself LOL!!
Are you angry because Obama is welcomed and respected all over the world wheras GWB was an embarassment to the USA?

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#18 Jul 14, 2009
shawnee wrote:
someone check her diploma make sure it's real
If this had been a white woman or man would you have type your comment? Probably not. Black people NEVER measure up to you white people. She's a doctor for crying out loud. Of course she has a diploma.
Trufax

Manhattan, IL

#19 Jul 14, 2009
Doby wrote:
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You and I both know that's not true. Now should I post what took place or will you be honest? Your choice....
Why don't you post the videos of Russians refusing to shake his hand while he stands there dumbfounded? They don't like blacks in Russia.
Trufax

Manhattan, IL

#20 Jul 14, 2009
spikewebbe wrote:
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At least Bush was given a chance before people started hating him. Obama wasn't even moved into the White House before people were hating on him.
By your line of thought I could say that McCain and Palin got so much hate from hypocritical lefties that they never even had a chance to win the election. Palin's family still suffers constant attacks by the hypocritical left.

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